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4roos 2015-10-06 09:32 AM

PDI - Inspection Tips
 
Hi Guys,

We've bought in Fieldstone Mono Phase 2, closing Nov. 30, and were wondering what to look for during pre-delivery inspection. I'm hoping Phase 1 people can chime in with lessons learned.

Thanks!

4roos 2015-11-12 01:24 PM

So we had our PDI this week.

Things were decent. Lots of little scratches and dents in the hardwood - hopefully they fix them. Some items were still work in progress but it was 99% done.

We almost ran out of time and the guy saved the kitchen for last, so I recommend starting with the kitchen first, then doing rest of above-grade levels, then basement last since it's more educational than anything.

Hawk C 2015-11-13 05:00 PM

About the slab seam, not sure how bad it was without a picture, but I think you should write it down on PDI list anyways.

Riletta 2015-11-13 08:58 PM

there have been problems with front doors in phase one, poor install, water and wind getting under and through..door company readily returns to fix problem in my case we are fine.....tubs are splattered with paint and drywall compound...builder is happy to clean with their chemicals..we should have gone with basic laminate...our hardwood flaking easily...love my tile and any chips the tile guy is amazing and will repair..our dryer venting was like an octopus travelling 500 miles to an exterior wall...our contractor redid it...our granite looks amazing..we have smaller kitchen so no seams..furnaces working great and heat is even through all parts of the house..though we are a bungalow..basically a box which makes it easier to heat...lots more but that is a start

Riletta 2015-11-13 09:09 PM

caution...there is no rubber weatherstripping on the garage doors...just pieces of wood..so the snow and wind could be flying into your garage...we have a local Bolton door guy who installed three garage door openers and pulled off wood strips and put in the proper weather stripping around all garage doors...what a difference that made because we get the northwest wind hitting front of house...used him in caledon and now mono..and i forget his name at the moment..will post later

4roos 2015-11-16 04:41 PM

I recommend homeowners bring a flashlight and their own roll of green masking tape, since the PDI guy is often busy writing stuff down when you'd like to put tape on something.

djkrossfyah 2015-12-04 05:31 PM

I am disappointed that the garage doors are not insulated, not sure how much it will cost to buy the insulation kit from the garage door manufacture. Most new homes in brampton has this..

With the standard hardwood floor flaking, what flooring was that?

4roos 2015-12-04 05:35 PM

I think the insulation kit was ~$100 per door purchased aftermarket.

djkrossfyah 2015-12-04 05:44 PM

does look like it was meant for the door?
they doors are cheaply made when looking at the ones at the demo home.

4roos 2015-12-04 06:14 PM

The aftermarket garage door guys call the door material "beaver puke". Small chips/fibres of wood, pressed together with glue and heat/pressure.

I haven't bought the insulation yet so don't know what it looks like.

I'll see how these doors last, then change them with insulated steel once they're starting to wear out. Canadoor systems of Alliston did a good job on our last house. They do a lot of installs for Home Depot, but if you contact them directly you'll get a better price.
http://www.canadoorsystems.com/


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